City of Kenosha police shoot man Sunday evening; video circulating social media appears to show officer firing several shots into man’s back
Kenosha police shot a man Sunday evening while responding to a domestic incident.
Police were sent to the 2800 block of 40th Street at 5:11 p.m. where the shooting occurred. Officers provided immediate aid to
the shooting victim, who was taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Kenosha police reported.
The man was in serious condition at Froedtert.
The Kenosha News reported that neighbors said the shooting victim was a man who was trying to break up a fight between two women. Bystanders said the man was Tased and then shot several times.
A video circulating on social media shows a man in a white shirt and black shorts walking to a gray van, followed by two male police officers with weapons drawn. The video does not show what happened before the man walked away from the officers, nor what was said, if anything.
As the man opens the door to get in, an officer grabs his shirt to hold him still, then appears to shoot him in the back at close range. Seven shots are heard, followed by a car horn, presumably from the man’s head falling forward. A woman who followed behind the police can be seen screaming and jumping up and down.
Kenosha police requested Wisconsin State Patrol and Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies come to the scene because the shooting involved an officer.
A dispatcher referred media calls Sunday night to the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation. A message left with DOJ was not immediately returned.